It never seems to amaze me how quickly I lose track of time. So much happens in so little time and I forget/ don't have time to post about everything. I have been so tired too but I love blogging and want to get back in routine of it once we get back in routine. By that I mean, Once all of these teeth finish cutting through and momma gets some sleep so I am able to post! So for now we will settle on the "lets catch up on everything all at once" posts, okay?
I know I have mentioned before that Madelynn is a terrific and happy baby, but y'all she is seriously the best child. You can't help but smile when you are around her. She is so full of life right now and I am loving every single part of it. I love this age she is at because she is learning so many things so fast. I remember how much the twins changed between the months 12-15 and its amazing. I can't wait to see what type of little person she is in the next few months and the little girl she is becoming. I hope she is always this full of life and it is never taken away from her. Something we could all learn from babies is how to live happily.
My friend, Michelle, made her the cutest birthday shirts! She wore this one on her actual birthday day and has another addable one I am going to put her in for her one year check up! Yes, I still haven't taken her just yet! Go check out Michelle's awesome creations at Pippis Treasures!
Since my parents don't live near us, we try and face time as much as possible. Maddie is obsessed with holding it when we do Face Time and takes it from me. Just a few nights ago we were face timing and afterwards Maddie grabbed the iPad and kept kissing "hhmmoo" and "pop-pop"! Sweetest thing ever!
I posted this picture on IG the other night. This says it all. Life is crazy, a blur at sometimes but never a dull moment. And oh how I love this man so much. He is amazing. He is everything I have ever asked for in a man. A hard worker, a wonderful caring and involved father, and a great husband. I thank God every night for bringing us together and giving us this family we are so blessed to have.
Saturday we went to a birthday party at the Zoo! It was so much fun and when we left the twins cried and screamed to see "more aminals"! I love that they love animals so much and that they are intrigued by everything they see. The last time I took the to a Zoo they were terrified of the "big" animals. The lions, tigers and a few more. This time? Not so much. They loved them all and would've sat at each exhibit for an hour if we let them.
I have had a few rough days around here with the kids. Just a lot of whining, fussiness and fighting. You know, just being two. Its hard. Sometimes I wonder if I am doing something wrong because they've never been this fussy for this long. I play with them, I love on them and I try and give them one on one attention. I know they are teething and I know its hard to take in everything that happens in a day for their little minds but I can't help but let it hurt my feelings. I love them so much and hate getting aggravated at the constant fighting and whining. I have to remember that they just don't understand everything yet. Especially how to share. And honestly I don't know many adults who are good at sharing, so I guess this is something we all learn throughout our lifetimes. Jocelynn and JP are fighting a lot lately. We have two of everything but they want what the other one has, of course. We are working on this and until then I will just have to try harder. Jocelynn isn't napping right now either which makes things even harder on getting my chores done. I do laundry and the dishes when they nap and try to do a blog post but that hasn't been happening at all. Because if she is going to be up, I am going to play with her and spend time with her. I love spending time with her but I hate the mess at night. She is getting another 2 year old molar in and she doesn't handle the molars well at all. I hope they break through soon! Maddie is teething too and its causing her to have a rough time falling asleep at night. After a rough day yesterday I can't tell you how badly I needed some sweet sleepy cuddles from her. I rocked her and kissed all over her until she fell asleep in my arms. Its funny how exhausting being a mom can be but when we get the chance to care for them even more, we do. Instead of being mad about sleep, we are grateful for just a few more minutes that night with them because we all know how fast it goes by. That made my night.
With rough days comes new things to do. I decided to bake cookies and let the kids decorate them for a fun experience. They had so much fun. I think it helps their independence letting them do things like this. I taped wax paper down to the table and let them go to town!
I love all of my babies so much! So thankful to have such a wonderful family. Cant wait for this weekend for some egg hunting!!